Bridget Besaw – Seedlight Founder, Principle Workshop Instructor
During her years as a newspaper and magazine photographer Bridget won numerous national press awards for stories on the depletion of natural resources. Among publications Bridget created feature stories for: Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure and Nature Conservancy Magazine. Bridget’s passion for these stories led to her niche in producing exhibits, books and short films for environmental organizations. Bridget has now published two books: Wildness Within, Wildness Without and From the Land.
Bridget’s projects have tackled issues such as development threats to northern Maine’s wilderness, loss of working farmland in New England, restoration of crucial salmon habitat in the North Pacific, threats to wild rivers and arid grasslands in South America, climate change research and prevention in Indonesian forests and sustainable fisheries initiatives throughout the world. Organizations who have partnered with Bridget to create photography projects include: Maine Farmland Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Patagonia, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Chewonki Foundation, The Kittredge Foundation, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Penobscot River Restoration Trust and Patagonia Sur Foundation.
As principle of Seedlight Productions, Bridget uses her 15+ years of experience as a photojournalist to document, and then to craft emotional stories that rely on meaningful narrative and compelling characters. Bridget’s work is often praised for its visual beauty combined with a “salt of the earth” genuine documentary feel. Read more client feedback here.
Bridget’s work is supported by Leica Camera Company and is represented by Aurora Pictures.
When not in the field constantly subjecting her gear to salt, dust and impact, Bridget can be found toodling in her backyard garden or tinkering in her kitchen with what she’s grown.
Eliza Ginn – Co-Founder: Climate Change Workshops, Creative Strategist, Master Logistician
Interested in “doing good” since an early age, Eliza has dedicated her life to raising the profile of community nonprofits, environmental organizations, entrepreneurial small businesses and international loan funds. Using her perspective honed over three decades of travel and living abroad, Eliza brings firsthand experience in crafting the strategies these organizations need to become successful.
Eliza combines her business acumen with logistics and management experience, graphic design skills, web-savvy, publication experience and passion for photography to ensure the organizations she is involved in have all the tools needed for success.
Eliza resides in Portland, ME where she is often found in on the coast messing about in any number of boats.
Daniel Casado – Workshop Field Producer/ Photographer
Daniel’s experience managing wilderness operations for the last 10 years has given him the opportunity to live and work in many pristine places. Beginning as a trekking and nature guide in Torres del Paine National Park, his travels all over the world have fostered a deep respect for nature.
Daniel spent five years directing the logistics and development of sustainable tourism projects in the Guaitecas Archipelago in Patagonia Chile, and is now developing media projects in chilean Patagonia.
After his studies in art and photography, Daniel realized that photography was his tool to share with others the environmental changes that are taking place in the world.
As the Seedlight Field Producer, Daniel coordinates all logistics for media projects and workshops. He is proud to combine his love of Patagonia, nature and photography to help create consciousness about the fragility of our environment.